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Hello again! 

I’m popping in to share my DT card for Seize the Birthday challenge! Our Toppings option for the next fortnight is “All About Summer”. If you don’t want to take the topping, you may enter any birthday themed projects into our gallery!  


I have used a mermaid tail from the City Girls: Sunkissed Mermaids set by The Ton and the palm leaf from the Ocean Free stamp set.


I first stamped the girl, masked her off and stamped the mermaid tail in a black pigment ink on watercolor paper. I masked it again and stamped the palm leaves in Bright Fern and Hot Tourmaline. I watercolored the image and ink blended the clouds in the sky in the background using a DIY cloud stencil and Broken China DI.   


I cut the front panel from a white cardstock using an Oval Nested die. I stamped three seagulls in gray on the bottom part of the panel and colored them using C1 and C3 Copic markers. I ink blended Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DI to represent the beach and added splatters of clean water and white ink on it and let it dry. 

I adhered the colored panel on a white cardbase and foam mounted the front panel. I then added the sentiment, stamped and cut using Easy Expressions stamp and die set, onto the card. 


That’s it from me! Now  it’s your turn to play along! If you need more inspiration, please stop by Seize the Birthday blog! My amazing team mates and our surprise party guest  Jo from Just a Dotty Pudding are waiting for you with their gorgeous cards !!!

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a great one!



Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

11 Replies to “Seize the Birthday #192 – All about Summer”

  1. Beautiful beach scene, love how you’ve used the oval and put the sand in front, your colouring and masking are awesome, Cathy x

  2. I love your adorable mermaid TaeEun looking out of her oval window, and a pretty scene behind her and in front of her with the seagulls looking as if to say ‘who are you’. A beautiful and fun card. x

  3. I have to agree with Cathy, I love that the mermaid is on the inside of the oval and the beach is on the outside. Such a great scene for a summer card Tae Eun.

  4. This scene feels like a continuation from the last DT card, doesn’t it.. the plane flies away and the mermaid who was hiding until then comes out for another round of fun on the beach! I’m loving this card!!:D

  5. Great summer scene you created TaeEun. Love the way you framed the mermaid and the beach is on the frame.

  6. This is so fun! I love the layout and your colouring, as always, is fantastic. This card makes me feel calm and peaceful.

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